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Wait, Is Katherine Heigl Actually Likable Now?

A photo of Katherine Heigl

I know, I’m just as stunned as you are. Everybody knows that Katherine Heigl can be kind of a bitch. Even Katherine herself knows that. But in this here interview, as Katherine addresses the issue … is it just me, or does she seem darn near endearing?

From Elle via Celebitchy:

On pills: “I take a stress relief formula from Whole Foods. I call them my happy pills. Yeah, it helps me. In fact, I should’ve taken one today. I’ve done it to myself. I’ve created a chaotic life, and then I get on edge because of it… maybe I should take Xanax. My mother is so against pharaceuticals. Because of her wariness, it’s left wariness in me. Because, seriously, I have friends who’ll be like, ‘Oh, you have a Vicodin? Can I pop one?’ And I’m like, ‘What? You can’t just pop stuff like that! You need to talk to your doctor. What are you thinking?’”

On her bitchy interviews: Her longtime publicist told her to start thinking about interviews as other acting roles. A speechwriter was brought in to craft answers to questions she might be asked. She did chipper interviews, the aftermath of which was, she says, “months and months of self-hatred… I was trying to stop the snowball from gaining speed.”

On being an asshole: “I think it’s a female thing. I’m just that a–hole who really wants everyone to like me and it’s a ridiculous goal and it’s an impossible goal. But I think if keep pushing forward and showing myself through and through, they will see me again for what I really am and not what has been sort of spun about me.”

On being America’s sweetheart: “I’ve never really been America’s sweetheart, but for a minute I think that’s what they wanted me to be. And I had ‘em for a second thinking maybe I was. And then I opened my mouth and it was clear I wasn’t. There’s so much of my mother’s caustic, sarcastic, irreverent take on things. But I also love and embrace it.” She’s still not sorry for anything she said – it’s her truth – but she is sorry she made the mistake of saying it aloud. “I look at some of what I had to say, and I’m like, Oh my God, I would tell myself to shut up too.”

I know this girl. And I love her to death because she’s a lot of fun and I can tell that she’s a really good person, but oh my goodness, she’s a bitch and a half. She just has this tone, this way of saying things that just makes so many words that come out of her mouth sound awful and condescending and rude. She either doesn’t understand or doesn’t care that there are some things you just don’t say to people, and I think that Katherine Heigl might be a lot like that. Unfortunately, I can’t call Katherine out during interviews and say “hey girl, tone it down a little bit, you’re acting like a brat” and I can’t smack her hand on a film set when she pulls a total bitch move, but I can try to understand her. And that’s something. That’s progress.

What do you guys think of Katherine now?

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  • First up I am a fan of hers. I’ve met her a few times and had the pleasure of working with as PA on a couple of her movies. The thing is Katherine is really not a bitch at all. She is one of the really nice people in Hollywood. Very genuine and friendly – though too honest for her own good. She has a huge heart and it would be nice if people could see her in a different light because she is not the diva some people try to paint her as. Not sure this interview will change those perceptions but if people looked beyond tabloid headlines and saw some of the great stuff she does – donating millions to helping animal causes, promoting organ donation, adoption and fostering for homeless kids – the list goes on – they would see she is not this evil thing people paint her as.

  • I like her. I also think they need to fire whoever photoshopped that cover. Her hips look only slightly wider than her head.

  • I used to work at Macy’s and she came in one day with her husband. He was very nice but Katherine, not so much. She just seemed really unpleasant. I thought that maybe it was just me, recalling all the bad things I had heard of her during the years, but my co-worker who had no idea who she was thought she seemed stuck-up as well.

    Maybe she is a nice person, who knows.

  • i think shes like me, usually people get mad for something i said but i dont understand why it was so bad. and then people are like “your tone”. so i get her shes not bitchy its just the way people like us said things